Drucilla 080115

 

This guitar is a design that I have always wanted to try.  I did make some changes to the original classic design as to be more modern and comfortable to play.

The neck is three pieces of Rock Maple/ Wenge/ Rock Maple.  All pieces in the neck are quater sawn to give the neck superior strength.  A dual action truss rod rests under the 22 stainless steel fretted Ebony fret board that shows MOP trapezoid inlays.  The peg head is laminated for strength too.  With the scarf joint you never have to worry about a peg head break.  I would describe the neck to be a shallow C shape profile, with nicely rolled edges for comfort and speed.  The frets are stainless steel and similar in size to Dunlop 6150 wire.  I finished the back of the neck in a oil/urethane for a faster feel.

 

The body is Poplar wood with a Maple top.  I have carved the top to be similar to the classic design but there are some changes to the contours around the back side.  I blended the neck and body together for better access to upper frets, and I included a tummy cut.  I bound the body with Ivoroid binding which has an aged look to it.  The body sports a antique style burst that is glossy on the front (and face of the peg head) but remains satin on the backs and sides for high wear protection.

I used EMG 57 and 66 pickups with a 9 volt active circuit.  The control layout is typical for this style of guitar.  The woods used in her construction give her a diverse tone pallet.  I have had a few players test her as I am not very skilled as a soloist.  They were able to make her sing with the sweetest of tones.

I used chrome Hipshot classic tuners and a Resomax wrap around style bridge along with chrome metal rings.

This guitar weighs 8.5 pounds.  Fret board radius is 12 inches.  The scale is 24.75 inches.

 

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